In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include dowager ... See full summary »

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 April Cavanaugh Scott / ... 245 episodes, 1978-1980
Tony Craig ...
 Draper Scott 242 episodes, 1976-1980
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 Deborah Saxon 215 episodes, 1976-1980
Joe Lambie ...
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Jayne Bentzen ...
 Nicole Cavanaugh 199 episodes, 1979-1980
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Ann Flood ...
Forrest Compton ...
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 Raven Swift / ... 170 episodes, 1978-1984
Irving Allen Lee ...
 Calvin Stoner 150 episodes, 1979-1984
Wade Nichols ...
 Derek Mallory 142 episodes, 1979-1984
Lois Kibbee ...
Ernie Pysher ...
 Cliff Nelson 138 episodes, 1979-1983
Denny Albee ...
 Steve Guthrie 134 episodes, 1978-1980
Margo McKenna ...
 Emily Gault 115 episodes, 1980
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 Nola Madison 113 episodes, 1979-1980
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In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include dowager Geraldine Whitney, the frequently-married Raven Alexander, attorney Adam Drake and his wife, Nicole, attorney Draper Scott and his wife, April, Police Chief Bill Marceau, night club owner Johnny Dallas, physician Dr. Miles Cavanaugh, young Jody Travis and her many boyfriends, and Mike Karr himself, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Lorrie. All the usual soap opera devices, including prolonged amnesia, a woman with a split personality, murderous mobsters, usurped identities, and murders with many suspects, are used quite effectively in this long running serial. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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(1956-1967)| (1967-1984)

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Created by Irving Vendig, who had been writing the weekday radio drama Perry Mason for CBS and Proctor and Gamble. The program was originally intended to be a TV version of that radio drama, but the rights were denied by Perry Mason's creator, Erle Stanley Gardner, because the producers did not promise that the characters of Perry Mason and Della Street would remain romantically uninvolved. See more »

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Referenced in Katie: Changing Careers at Any Age/Lori Loughlin (2014) See more »

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The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1956-1975)
Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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An Interesting Fact
31 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

An interesting fact about this show is that it had its origins in the Perry Mason radio show before it was a TV show.

The radio show ran from 1943 to 1955, five days a week, on the CBS radio network.

It was part soap opera and part detective story.

When the radio show moved, with most of the cast and the production staff, to TV, it was renamed Edge of Night.

The cast members were given new character names.

The Perry Mason character was dropped. On September 21, 1957, CBS aired a new show, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.


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